Guatemala: José Efrain Rios Montt to face genocide charges

Posted on January 29, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Guatemala, Police/Military Activity, Politics

José Efrain Rios Montt, who ruled Guatemala for part of its brutal civil war, will face trial for genocide for allegedly ordering the murder, torture or displacement of thousands of Mayan Indians after a March 1982 coup, a judge ruled Monday. A former U.S.-backed dictator who presided over one of the bloodiest periods of Guatemala’s civil war will stand trial on charges he ordered the murder, torture and displacement of thousands of Mayan Indians, a judge ruled Monday. Read Article

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